Lazy Productivity

Lazy Productivity

Lazy Productivity: Whatisit Even Mean?   Know what’s the great part about business in this enlightened age of epilepsy-inducing technological permeation?   Every self-made entrepreneur seems to think of himself or herself as the new-found guru of marketing – more eloquent than Wordsworth and Shakespeare’s illegitimate love-child, and duty-bound by their ego to share secret …

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HR As A Driver For Organizational Innovation

HR as a Driver for Organizational Innovation

It is widely accepted among business leaders that innovation is significant to both competitive advantage and semipermanent success.   In fact this year, business leaders cited innovation as one of the highest 3 international challenges they faced.   And for many firms, the ability to renovate is the single most important predictor of future growth. It’s hardly surprising …

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Ban On Adult Toys In The Office

Ban On Adult Toys In The Office

Adult Toys In The Office: Let’s Stir Things Up   With the advent of New Age office environments, the lines between previously-compartmentalized facets of personal and professional life, such as work and play, brainstorm and party, and debriefing and socializing, have been significantly blurred.   Google’s philosophy of “serendipitous interaction” has launched an era of …

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The Evolving Role of HR [WHITE PAPER]

The Evolving Role of HR [White Paper]

The Evolving Role of HR.   New graduates starting their careers in the HR field today will find their job descriptions to be significantly different from those who took on the same position as little as a decade ago. While traditionally, the role of HR was primarily administrative in nature, serving as the process-oriented arm …

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From the Pages of “Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace” [Part 2]

The Office of the Future

We read of the origin and history of the term “sociable office” in our previous article, here we will read of another term that has had an interesting journey through time.   The term, “the office of the future” was first coined through a series of articles by BusinessWeek in 1975. Sifting through one of …

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lionel messi Absence as Protest

Absence as Protest

Management – the balance of powers and responsibilities – can be a tricky thing, and tipping that balance, even ever so slightly, can lead to chaos and confusion, hurt egos and bruised self respect, misunderstandings, arguments and full-fledged business meltdowns.   What Does a Football Star and the Management World have in Common?   Interestingly, …

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From the Pages of “Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace” [Part 2]

The Sociable Office

The dominant role of offices over society and over our lives then has been a result of years of planning and chance happenings,   of which you’ll read more of in previous articles of this series. As socially relevant as our offices have always been, Saval does not use the term “sociable office”, until much …

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Summer Hires for Your Small Business

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Summer Hires for Your Small Business

Are you planning to open your small business for summer hires?   Great! Because small and medium-sized companies are now reaping their rewards from hiring summer interns over the past few years.   You don’t want to lag behind, do you? Summer hires take on a new meaning when you look at their importance in …

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